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Storm Caroline puts fixtures in doubt as Wolves welcome fan volunteers

Storm Caroline has put the weekend fixtures in doubt
Image: Storm Caroline has put the weekend fixtures in doubt

Wolves' clash with Sunderland is in doubt as snow warnings across the UK force late pitch inspections for this weekend.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern parts of England have been blanketed in snow as Storm Caroline prepares to make an impact in the South.

The Met Office says northern and western parts of the UK are set to endure another day of "frequent blustery snow and hail showers" and a widespread frost is forecast for inland areas overnight as we head into the weekend.

"Significant accumulations" in Wales and the West Midlands are also expected, says the Met Office, which has put Wolves' Sky Bet Championship game against Sunderland in doubt, with staff and fan volunteers welcomed in to help clear the stadium of snowfall.

A statement from Wolves said: "At this stage, advice to fans is to start making plans to arrive as early as possible ahead of the game as the inclement weather will disrupt travel plans and will increase congestion around the stadium."

In Scotland, Falkirk's game at Inverness was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Inverness claimed the SPFL had told the club to wait until Saturday morning at 7am to undertake a pitch inspection, but manager John Robertson appealed to the body to make an assesment at 1pm on Friday following advice from groundstaff.

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The game has been arranged for Tuesday, December 12, with kick off at 7:45pm.

Meanwhile, in racing, weekend meetings at Aintree, Navan, Chepstow and Kelso are all subject to precautionary inspections.

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